FSR Annual Climate Conference 2021


The FSR Annual Climate Conference 2021 will cover some of the main climate-related topics, including existing policies at EU, national, international and sub-national levels. It will include three sessions on Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Environmental taxation, and Emissions trading. In addition, the conference will comprise a keynote speech from Estelle Cantillon, and a policy session focused on carbon market integration.

Due to the travel and public gathering restrictions taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, the FSR Climate Annual Conference will be held online through Zoom Webinar.

ChairSimone BORGHESI, FSR Climate – European University Institute

Monday 29 November

10:00-10:05 – Welcome & introduction

  • Simone BORGHESI, FSR Climate – European University Institute

10:05-12:05 – Session on Emissions trading

  • The Carbon Market Challenge: Preventing Abuse Through Effective GovernanceRegina BETZ, Zurich University of Applied Sciences – ZHAW
  • Coase and Cap-and-Trade: Evidence on the Independence Property from the European Carbon MarketAleksandar ZAKLAN, DIW Berlin
  • The European Emission Trading System, Overlapping Climate Policies & the Fit for 55 PackageKenneth BRUNINX, University of Leuven
  • Investment Incentives in Tradable Emissions Markets with Price Floors, Frans DE VRIES, University of Aberdeen Business School

14:00-16:00 – Session on Environmental taxation

  • Environmental Taxation in the 2020s: Promises and BarriersXavier LABANDEIRA, University of Vigo
  • Voting and Information: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial, Stefano CARATTINI, Georgia State University
  • Impacts of Carbon Pricing on Electricity Prices – The Case of the EU ETSMirjam KOSCH, PIK Potsdam
  • The Best Argument for Carbon pricing is not Economic Efficiency, but Rather that it Fosters Cooperation, Axel OCKENFELS, University of Cologne


Tuesday 30 November

10:00-11:00 – Keynote Speech

  • Emission Markets as Financial Markets, Estelle CANTILLON, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Toulouse School of Economics

11:10-12:40 – Policy Session “Deepening international cooperation on emissions trading: possible reforms for integration”

Chaired by Jos DELBEKE, School of Transnational Governance – European University Institute

  • Stefano VERDE, FSR Climate – European University Institute
  • Michael PAHLE, PIK Potsdam
  • Susanne DRÖGE, SWP Berlin
  • Artur RUNGE-METZGER, Former Director at the European Commission

This policy session is organised under the framework of the project LIFE DICET – Deepening International Cooperation on Emissions Trading – cofinanced by the EU LIFE Programme of the European Commission.

14:00-16:00 – Session on Energy efficiency and renewables

  • Capitalization of the French Energy Performance Certificate: Is There a Label Premium?Anna CRETI, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL
  • Materials Scarcity and Recycling for Renewables, Francesco RICCI, Université de Montpellier and CEE-M
  • Integrating Energy Needs for Adaptation in Mitigation PathwaysEnrica DE CIAN, Ca’ Foscari Unversity of Venice and CMCC
  • Data Centres and the Grid: Demand Growth and Net Zero, Michael POLLITT, University of Cambridge

16:00-16:10 – Concluding remarks

  • Simone BORGHESI, FSR Climate – European University Institute

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